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We sailed from Holy Head in Wales, a very pretty drive over from Witney , lovely drive over to the ferry, unfortunately that is where the good weather ended.Most of our time in Ireland was cold and windy and wet, with a few sunny spells thrown in!! But a great time was had by all.
We met up with Liam and Suzanne and their two boys Luke and …
Dublin was more than we expected. People had told us not to stay too long because it was just a big city with little to do. We would have liked to stay longer. Beautiful city with a great deal of history to soak in. We spent the day and night walking around and taking it all in. Ireland is very expensive. You have to be very careful how and where …
Today was a beautiful weather day! We started at Trinity College and saw the book of Kells! Very impressive! The book has amazing colors and beautiful passages. Then we walked to Christ Church which is nice but not really anything worth the 12 euro. the outside architecure is impressive though. After that we t. I must say, took a long ride on a …
TOday was a nice day! the weather is chilly and i feel like a zombie but the city is gorgeous! Amanda and I caught the tour bus just up the street from our hotel. the city is full of fabulous architecture and beautiful churches! Our first escapade was at the Guinness Storehouse! There is a museum that walks your through the process floor by floor ( …
It seems a long time since Em and I left home and thank goodness we have recovered from that trip. 30 hours in the air is just not pleasant. We were so tired the first afternoon we walked round for an hour and then called it a day and went to sleep at 7.
The main impressions of that journey? The absolutely massive scale of Dubai airport. I've travelled through Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur but they are nothing on ...
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I do a lot of traveling back and forth between the USA and Ireland as I am currently completing my Ph.D. up in Belfast. As my flights are often early in the morning, I go to dublin to stay overnight, rest and start fresh in the morning. I have stayed at the Harcourt more 15 times over the past two years. I have always been quite pleased with the pleasant staff, the quality of accomodation, the service and especially the traditional music nightly in the dinner room. Raphy and his friends are just fabulous to listen to over a cool drink. The nightclub is next door and often hosts a number of brilliant Irish bands. (I saw the Dubliners there about a year ago. ) You are a short walk away from Grafton Street, St. Stephen's Green, great shopping and the Airbus to the Dublin Airport. I must say that I have been quite pleased with my experiences at the Harcourt. There was one time when my fella came over from the US to visit. (that's always the time something goes wrong though. I was bragging about how nice the Harcourt was and our room had numberous things wrong with it. (ie-the tv remote didn't work, a burnt out light bulb, a broken hair dryer) but all we had to do was ring down to the desk and these things were quickly corrected. The place is clean and the staff pleasant and they leave out a couple of complimentary bath accessories in case you forget something. The last couple of times I was down there was street work going on out front, but the end result will be a Dublin Tram (well worth the effort). Without reserve, I would reccomend this hotel as a quality hotel within the travel concious budget.
Hotel was great
Many thanx to the Harcourt Hotel for providing my 7 friends and I with excellent service and accomodation.. the meals were excellent.. rooms (friends and I slept in dorm with 5 bunk beds!!) were great..very clean and all amenties you would require.. staff were all very friendly and helpful with any queries.. friends and I will definatley be heading across the Irish Sea to Dublin in very near future and hopefully get staying in the Harcourt Hotel again.. thanx again from the Ayrshire girlies.. Jacqui, Linda, Shirley, Adele, Sharon, Marissa, Gillian and last but definately not least Kelly.. see you soon..!!!
This hotel was brilliant the rooms were lovely with comfortable beds, the bar and club joined onto the hotel were a great night out allowing you to stay in the same building as your bed! The barstaff were all friendly and helpful advising places to eat out in the city. Very enjoyable stay
This hotel is a joke. The street is torn up outside the hotel and there is no parking at all. The outside noise at night prevents sleeping. The staff is not at all helpful and the rooms are marginal. Stay away!
Stayed at this hotel in April 2003 and found noisy and worn. Major street excavation directly in front the hotel was bad. Pub in hotel noisy and drunken guests compound the problems. The staff was not accomodating. Beds were tiny and rooms old and worn. Stay away from this hotel.
Its not bad
The Harcourt was exactly what we were looking for : affordable with a good location. The rooms are on the small side, and if you are on the first floor, the music from the downstairs pub may keep you awake at night.
There is a fun disco in the basement!
Think these other reviews are very unfair....
On a recent trip to Dublin i was very impreseed with the harcourt hotel. The staff were pleasant and helpful, the rooms were clean and bright. For the money what do you want?Overall a very good hotel, try staying at Jurys Custom Quay because that is bad!
Very disappointing. My wife booked on line and the room we got almost needed the beds moved before you could open the door. Breakfast was medium but the music was good. Maybe they should close the hotel and just keep the pub
No breakfast, cold cod dinner, no sleep
We booked on line. After arrival, we were told our rates were too cheap to include breakfast. The cod we ordered for the evening meal came lukewarm on cold plates. (Sorry, maybe next door can satisfy you.) The lovely large room with fireplace was connecting to another guest room and near the entry doors, cutting in to quiet time and sleep. The reading lights over one 'Murphy' bed did not work. Some ceiling lights were missing or dangling. The beds were comfortable. There was lots of hot water and good water pressure. TV reception was fuzzy.
If it's the ability to sleep you look for when choosing a hotel then I would advise against this one. We chose this hotel as it was economical and the rooms were of a reasonable standard, however our stay there was a stressful one. Noise from industrial extractor fans, very late stag nights and inconsiderate, early rising, cleaning staff prevented any sleep. When approached reception were unresponsive, disorganised and even cheeky, suggesting that we should have specified in advance if we required a 'quiet room'. If you are considering a weekend in Dublin and want a room in which to sleep, then I would advise against the Harcourt Hotel.